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Business Administration

The Trent Business Advantage

Innovators, leaders, entrepreneurs, business professionals and game changers – this is exactly what the Trent School of Business prepares our students to be. Through an integrated approach spanning corporate, self-employment, online, small business and other models, you will learn fundamentals of leadership, management, gaining a deep understanding of the organization of business and its role in a changing world. Your studies will include a broad foundation of business knowledge through delivery of core courses across business areas beginning in first year. Choose to focus in one of several specializations, or connect your interest in business with other study areas through Trent’s commitment to interdisciplinary learning. 

For more information about the BBA program, please email

For information about the Durham Campus and Admissions, please contact:

Durham Campus Enrollment Advisor, Tawny Flude
 905-435-5102 Ext 5003 Durham Campus Rm. 101.3

4 Ways to do Business at Trent University Durham:

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) – focus on Economics, Management, Entrepreneurship, or Information Systems & e-Commerce
Business and Arts B.A. - Joint Major. Combine Business with any arts programs from English and Media Studies to Sociology and Philosophy
Business Administration Minor - combine Business as a minor with any other Arts or Science major - if you can imagine it, you can do it in Business at Trent
B.B.A. with Specialization

  • Accounting
  • Marketing and Consumer Culture
  • Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Systems & e-Commerce

Listen to what some of our students have to say about studying business at Trent University Durham:

Sheldon, Bachelor of Business Administration.


Brittany, Joint Major, English and Business.


Katelyn, Leveraged College to University Transfer Pathway.


Studying Business at TrentU Durham?
Your typical first year will look like this:

  • ADMN 1000H - Contemporary Issues in Management and Organization
  • ADMN 1021H - Financial Accounting I
  • ECON 1010H - Microeconomics
  • ECON 1020H - Macroeconomics
  • 3.0 Elective credits - your choice from any discipline

Interested in pursuing a joint-major with Business? You would be required to take the necessary introductory courses during your first year of study as well.

First Year Business Course Descriptions:

  • ADMN 1000H: Contemporary Issues in Management and Organization.Provides a macro framework and context for the management discipline by examining a wide selection of issues which affect both the practice and the conceptualization of management and organization. Issues studied include globalization, information technology, demographics, diversity, sustainability, and recent developments in management theory.  
  • ADMN 1021H: Financial Accounting. An introduction to the theory of financial accounting and the preparation of financial statements, the theoretical framework of accrual accounting, and the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), including double-entry accounting and the accounting cycle. Professional ethics, behaviour, and corporate social responsibility are integrated into the context of control and accountability. 
  • ECON 1010H: Introductory Microeconomics (Sc). An introductory treatment of markets, prices, and outputs based on the behaviour of consumers, business firms, and the structure and organization of industries. Selected economic and social policies, including taxation, international markets, and trade policy, are also examined.  
  • ECON 1020H: Introductory Macroeconomics (Sc). An introductory study of the total economy in terms of GDP, employment, unemployment, prices, and inflation using simple economic models. The Canadian banking system, monetary policy, the government sector, government budgets, and fiscal policy are examined. Selected aspects of international trade, the balance of payments, and exchange rates are included.  

Career Paths:

  • Corporate, Small-Business and Non-Profit Leader
  • Accountant
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Financial Analyst
  • Equity Analyst
  • Investment Banking
  • Asset Management
  • Business Consulting
  • Business Management
  • Indigenous Business Development
  • Public Relations
  • Entrepreneur
  • Arts Administration
  • Fundraising

Interested in specializing in Finance, Economics, Ethics & Sustainability, or Niigaaniiwin – The Art of Leading?  These specializations are all offered in the BBA program at our Peterborough campus

Business Administration in Peterborough